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Fishers representative takes over leadership of Indiana House

Rep. Todd Huston, a Fishers Republican, is sworn in as Indiana speaker of the House on March 9, 2020. (Photo Provided/Indiana House Republicans)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The top leadership position in the Indiana House has changed hands for the first time in a decade just as this year’s legislative session is about to wrap up.

Longtime Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma of Indianapolis stepped down Monday and was replaced by Rep. Todd Huston of Fishers in the powerful post that largely controls which proposals are considered.

Bosma and Huston have been close allies, and House Republicans had picked Huston as their speaker pick soon after Bosma announced in November he wouldn’t seek reelection this year.

Huston and was first elected to the House in 2012. He was chief of staff for GOP former state schools superintendent Tony Bennett before joining the Legislature.